March 24, 2022
Dear Mary TV Family, Children of Our Lady of Medjugorje:
The Holy Father’s March 25, 2022, Act of Consecration to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart responds to Our Lady’s call: “My children, consecrate yourselves to me completely…I am inviting you to the consecration of my Immaculate Hear…With your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled.”
On March 25, 1984, referring specifically to Our Lady’s request at Fatima, Pope St. John Paul ll made the consecration to her Immaculate Heart. In response to a letter, I had sent to Sr. Lucia of Fatima, Fr. John De Marchi, I.M.C., sent me a February 12, 1992, letter from her stating she was praying for my intention – unity between the Fatima and Medjugorje movements – and in response to my question, “In your opinion, Sr. Lucia, has Our Lady accepted the consecration of the Holy Father? Has the consecration Our Lady asked for taken place?” she responded, “Yes, the consecration of the world is well established.”
But, even so, the devil did not quit. On August 8, 1985, Our Lady called to us: “Dear children! Today I call you especially now to advance against Satan by means of prayer. Satan wants to work still more now that you know he is at work. Dear children, put on the armor for battle and with the Rosary in your hand defeat him!” The “armor for battle” means to “Pray without ceasing!” (Eph 6: 18).
Twenty four years before Our Lady of the Rosary started coming as the Queen of Peace to Medjugorje, Sr. Lucia had said: “The devil is in the mood for engaging in a decisive battle against the Virgin. And a decisive battle is the final battle where one side will be victorious, and the other side suffer defeat. Also, from now on we must choose sides. Either we are for God, or we are for the devil. There is no other possibility.”
We must pray without ceasing! “Dear children! Also, today the Most High permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of conversion. Many hearts have shut themselves to grace and have become deaf to my call. You, little children, pray and fight against temptation and all the evil plans which the devil offers you through modernism. Be strong in prayer and with the cross in your hands pray that evil may not use you and may not conquer in you. I am with you and pray for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (March 25, 2015)
It was right after making his March 25, 1984, Act of Consecration to Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart in response to her call from Fatima, that Pope St. John Paul ll had said, “Medjugorje is the continuation and fulfillment of Fatima!”
Upon his episcopal ordination in 1951 a communist concentration camp, Bishop Paolo Hnilica was given the mission field, “Berlin, Peking, Moscow” – i.e., the East. Though risking imprisonment – he was “public enemy #1” in Russia – he entered Russia clandestinely and on March 24, 1984 (bishops could do the consecration with the Pope on either the 24th or 25th) behind an issue of the communist newspaper Pravda, he celebrated Mass in the Kremlin consecrating Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Upon his return to Rome the following day he entered St. Peter’s Square as the Holy Father was pronouncing the words of consecration.
Grateful to hear the bishop’s news, right after making that Consecration the Pope invited Bishop Hnilica to his papal apartment where they spent several hours together, the Holy Father reading aloud to him from the book Fr. Rene Laurentin sent him, “Is the Virgin Mary Appearing in Medjugorje.” At one point the Holy Father asked him, “Why didn’t you stop in Medjugorje on your way back to Rome?” to which Bishop Hnilica replied, “Your Holiness, the Vatican has forbidden it.” With a wave of his hand St. John Paul ll said, “Oh, pay no attention! Go to Medjugorje. Medjugorje is the continuation and fulfillment of Fatima!”
Our Lady confirmed it in her August 25, 1991, message from Medjugorje. And it was the only time she ever mentioned another apparition:
“Dear Children! Today also I invite you to prayer, now as never before when my plan has begun to be realized. Satan is strong and wants to sweep away my plans of peace and joy and make you think that my Son is not strong in His decisions. Therefore, I call all of you, dear children, to pray and fast still more firmly. I invite you to self-renunciation for nine days so that, with your help, everything that I desire to realize through the secrets I began in Fatima, may be fulfilled. I call you, dear children, to now grasp the importance of my coming and the seriousness of the situation. I want to save all souls and present them to God. Therefore, let us pray that everything I have begun be fully realized. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
That month the Soviet Union fell apart. But the devil did not quit. Our Lady called the following month:
“Dear children! Today in a special way I invite you all to prayer and renunciation. For now as never before Satan wants to show the world his shameful face by which he wants to seduce as many people as possible onto the way of death and sin. Therefore, dear children, help my Immaculate Heart to triumph in the sinful world. I beseech all of you to offer prayers and sacrifices for my intentions so I can present them to God for what is most necessary. Forget your desires, dear children, and pray for what God desires, and not for what you desire. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (September 25, 1991)
St. Maximilian Kolbe, designated by St. John Paul ll the Patron for this difficult time, told the church: “The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan.”
Our Lady’s February 25, 2022, message set the stage not just for tomorrow’s consecration, but for a new way of living for all of us, every day, from now on!
“Dear children! I am with you, and we pray together. Help me with prayer, little children, that Satan may not prevail. His power of death, hatred, and fear has visited the earth. Therefore, little children, return to God and to prayer, to fasting and to renunciation, for all those who are downtrodden, poor, and have no voice in this world without God. Little children, if you do not return to God and His Commandments, you do not have a future. That is why He sent me to you to guide you. Thank you for having responded to my call.” (February 25, 2022)
Tomorrow, Mary TV will Live stream both the Pope’s Consecration from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Apostolic Visitor’s Consecration from St. James Church in Medjugorje. See Cathy’s March 22, 2022, reflection:
The Holy Father called Catholic faithful to “assemble in their places of prayer on 25 March, so that God’s Holy People may raise a heartfelt and choral plea to Mary our Mother.”
Our place of prayer is St. James Church in Medjugorje…
“I beg you, help me to present you to God and to save you!” (June 25, 1997)
God bless you!